From all reports, it appears Minneapolis is a hell hole.
A couple cases in point:
So when does it end?
For city businesses, when do the cops come in and bring order to destructive chaos?
If one police inspector can be believed, the day won’t speedily arrive.
As reported by CBS Minneapolis, Sean McGinty recently warned proprietors via a response to a concerned local businessperson.
The PD’s 3rd Precinct inspector didn’t offer encouraging words.
In the aftermath of George Floyd and a council bent on defunding the police — which resulted in a retirement surge among officers — the city is crime-ridden.
From RedState contributor Mike Miller’s September 16th article:
During a two-hour meeting on Monday, which was slated as a “study session” on police reform, “council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, and shootings,” as reported by MPR News.
On Thursday, WCCO offered this villainous vignette:
The neighborhood block of shops near East 48th Street and Chicago Avenue has felt the impact of recent crime. Craig Paulson owns Pedego Electric Bikes.
“Couple robberies. Two, three robberies in the area, and some break-ins and a couple of crazy stunts,” Paulson said.
Surveillance video shows a group accused of robbing Chad Stamps’ wife inside her gift shop, 14 Hill, during the lunch hour earlier this month.
“So they stole our car, stole our wallet, checkbook, everything,” Stamps said.
Stamps says one of the suspects punched someone trying to help her.
There’s a window broken at Town Hall Tap. Someone opened fire inside the Pizza Hut. The employee who was there has now quit. And a car flying down the street crashed into a bus stop and business.
Amid the terror, businesses are suffering — in part due to a difficulty in finding employees.
Nearby worker Russell Hrubesky told the station he’s worried “to see people that [he cares] about just kind of in a dangerous area.”
So what’s the government’s plan?
One frightened business owner reached out to Inspector Sean, and his reply was a might short of comforting.
Welcome to Minneapolis:
“As far as a long-term plan I don’t have one. I have lost 30% of my street officers since the end of May. Budget cuts from COVID-19 and an additional 1.5 million from the council in August we have let go 17 CSO’s and cancelled a recruit class of 29. A potential Cadet class slated for January of 2021 was also eliminated. I takes about a year to get a police Officer onto the streets with hiring, backgrounds and field training so reinforcements aren’t coming any time soon. We are doing everything we can with what we have. I hate to see great businesses like yours and the rest of your corridor being victimized and feeling unsafe. Please let me know if you have any more questions.”
Still, by all means — defund the police.
And for those saying “defund” doesn’t mean no law enforcement, I have questions: What does it mean to declaw your cat? What’s the result of deboning fish? What’s the definition of decertify? Demonetize? Detoxify?
Presently, it seems, Minneapolis is toxic.
And thanks in part to a self-defeating move to defund those paid to defend the public, the town is being destroyed.
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